I just figured out Kups name

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  1. Acclaimed

    Acclaimed Well-Known Member

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    It's gotta be derived from "picK UP" since he's a truck.
     
  2. FakeEyes22

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    That's the general thought. Or fact, I'm not sure. I realized it maybe a few years ago and I can't believe it took 20 years. Same with Zartan in G.I.Joe, who turns blue in sunlight since he's got a "bizzare tan." Funny how these things strike us years after the fact.
     
  3. scubaboy31

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    It's fact. It was mentioned in his profile in the old marvel Transformers Universe book.
     
  4. Acclaimed

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    Didn't know that about Zartan. Sweet.
     
  5. deathsheadII

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    That was an awesome figure i had that and his swamp skier
     
  6. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Explosions?

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    The first time I read about Kup, I thought it was pronounced "coupe." It wasn't until I watched the '86 movie that I found out otherwise. It took me even longer to make the connection.
     
  7. Mospeada

    Mospeada Since '84

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    Mind blown. Never even knew.
     
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    wow
     
  9. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Dude's lucky he aint part of a combiner.
     
  10. Hal7300

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    Actually, Zartan is an anagram of 'Tarzan'
     
  11. Kraken

    Kraken Is a vegiesaurus, Lex. Veteran

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    Well done you. Have a cookie.
     
  12. FakeEyes22

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    True! Although I was under the impression that it was a two for one. A related fun fact: Dreadnoks = Ewoks. Or at least the initial idea and name were a plan to cash in on Jedi's success.

    It took me a stupid long time to realize that Futurama's Bender is named that not only because he bends stuff, but because o the drinking term "on a bender." I feel particularly dumb that it took 25 years to notice Dorothy Gale from Wizard of Oz. Gale=Strong Wind=Tornado.

    I'm basically saying that if anyone feels silly for not knowing the reason for Kup's name, you are still several steps above me on the clueless ladder.
     
  13. starscream-99

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    You learn something new everyday.
     
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    Believe it or not, Hot Rod is named after a type of car!
     
  15. Hal7300

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    I wasn't being facetious, that's how they came up with Zartan's name...
     
  16. FakeEyes22

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    And Rodimus Minor and Hot Rodimus are named after...a desire to stay away from courts.

    Arcee is actually named after Royal Crown cola.
     
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    Weird. I always assumed a Radio Controlled toy car connotation.
     
  18. rxlthunder

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    Not trying to accuse you of stealing Acclaimed, but did you get that from tfwiki as shown below?
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  19. x BlackMagnus x

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    :lol 
    Yea, he would look like Breacher combined with Seaspray. (I can't unsee that pic now)
     
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    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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